End of the Era - 1684 to 1715

This is an important era. For the English speaking world, the modern era emerged. The United Kingdom was officially formed in 1707 and modern notions of civil liberties for all and democratic self governance began to take root after the Glorious Revolution. These spread to France, but had to await revolution and abortive attempts to form Empire and democracy before firmly taking hold. The Stuart dynasty came to an end in 1714 and the stifling influence of Louis XIV ended in 1715. Religious intolerance and warfare began to wane as religious tolerance, now in peril in the USA, took root in the UK's American colonies, the UK, and elsewhere.


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